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The Pentagon is cracking down on the U.S. military's interaction with the media, tightening up the rules of engagement in the wake of the top general in Afghanistan losing his job for his comments in a magazine article.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued an order late Friday telling military officials that they will need Pentagon clearance for interviews and other dealings with reporters.
In the brief memo to military and civilian personnel worldwide and effective immediately, Gates tells officials to make sure they are not going out of bounds or unintentionally releasing information
Originally posted by invisibleman11
here we go the total control of the first ammendment in regards to the military's interaction with its people. wikileaks will be destroyed along with any whistleblower warning the people of government and military intentions and subsequent actions. goodbye freedom of speach and democracy and hello censorship and tyrany. and right before the 4th of july...this is a disgrace